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Rooftop Ruckus

BY Caroline Mayfield | July 14, 2017 | Feature Features

Our summer faves: Relish the balmy DC nights with cocktails on these rooftops.
The Radiator rooftop is in full swing this summer with patriotic evenings of barbecue and red, white and blue cocktails.

Radiator, the midcentury-inspired bar, is taking over the Kimpton Mason and Rook Hotel rooftop for a summer pop-up bar invasion! To keep guests on their toes, Radiator’s crew will transform the space every month with a different theme. For the months of July and August, the rooftop will have an America theme featuring favorite barbecue dishes from Radiator’s Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden. Also, for a fun and patriotic happy hour, the bar team will serve red, white and blue cocktails from head bartender Sarah Rosner. 1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW, 202.742.3150

DNV Rooftop at the Kimpton Donovan Hotel
Poolside relaxation, fresh cocktail in hand with a side of Zentan spring rolls? Yes, please. Enjoy great views of Thomas Circle and downtown DC while enjoying DNV’s signature Selfie Stick cocktails featuring three alcohol-infused popsicles to share. Also, enjoy a Sunday fun day with the rooftop venue’s weekly Sunday Crush Pool Parties. From noon to 5 p.m., join guests and friends on the rooftop with specialty drinks, pool fun and beats by DJ Sean J. 1155 14th St. NW, 202.379.4366

Start your night in Adams Morgan with Japanese whiskey or delicious sake on Perry’s rooftop. This longtime legend is an area favorite dishing up sushi indoors by day and fun rooftop sips at night. Signature cocktails incorporate unique Japanese flavors to transport your evening. And for the foodie in you, happy-hour deals include drinks and sushi. 1811 Columbia Road NW, 202.234.6218

Masa 14
Known for its Latin-Asian tasting plates created by chefs Richard Sandoval and Kaz Okochi, Masa 14 also features a spacious rooftop with weekly happy-hour specials you don't want to miss. Also, look for Monday wine specials and the lively Sunday “Aftermath,” which includes deals on sake and features a DJ. 1825 14th St., 202.328.1414

Bar Deco
Nestled in Chinatown, this trendy and industrial space boasts a rooftop bar featuring summer tastes like the Frozen Rosé Spritz and The Zombie—the latter has two different rums, falernum, grapefruit and spices. 717 6th St. NW, 202.774.5867

This whimsical outdoor space provides a beer garden-like atmosphere. Takoda takes pride in its large beer selection and fully stocked bar. This list not only includes well-known labels, but also local and international craft brews. With fabulous food and happy hours, such as Wings and Whiskey Wednesdays, this rooftop can make for an endless summer. 715 Florida Ave. NW, 202.525.1252

Rosewood Washington
The Rosewood’s rooftop bar and lounge boasts amazing panoramic views of Georgetown and beyond. Located along the C&O Canal, the hotel will have you falling in love with the city all over again while enjoying signature cocktails like the Rooftop Mule and the mezcal-powered The Alvarez. 1050 31st St. NW, 202.617.2400

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